2014 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

2014 Frank H. Lang Scholarship Recipient, Tony G. Carvalho

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Tony G. Carvalho as the winner of the 2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00. Mr. Carvalho is currently a second-year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law (c/o 2016). He was born in Tulare, California, and has lived in the Central Valley most of his life. His parents operate a small dairy farm in southern Fresno County and, throughout his years in … [Read more...]

Good Works: Passion Has Early Roots

by Laura Impellizzeri, California Lawyer, December 2013 Ana de Alba, who grew up working on farms west of Fresno alongside her parents, starkly recalls the time her mother was stiffed out of pay for a whole summer's work. "She was crying in the bathroom, and she thought we didn't know," says attorney de Alba, a two-time UC Berkeley grad. "I remember her being so upset and me thinking, 'How unfair.' " Her mother didn't learn she'd been overheard until two years ago, when de Alba was practicing … [Read more...]

Celebrating 50 Years of Service Excellence

Celebrating 50 years of service excellence, Lang, Richert & Patch recently welcomed over two hundred and fifty guests to its 50th Anniversary Open House. On hand to congratulate the firm on its longevity and stellar reputation were judges, attorneys, current and former clients, and community partners. The firm’s rich history was detailed in two recent articles from the San Francisco Daily Journal and The Business Journal. … [Read more...]

2013 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

Putting Justice To Work: The Workers’ Rights Clinic

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center recently asked Ana de Alba to share her story for their 2013 Putting Justice To Work: The Workers' Rights Clinic Newsletter. For over six months, Ana worked closely with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Central California Legal Services, and the Consulate of Mexico to establish a first of its kind workers' rights clinic in Fresno. The Clinic launched in April 2012 and has helped numerous low wage workers with a myriad of employment issues. … [Read more...]

A Cause for Paws

Members of the Lang, Richert & Patch family and the general community came together on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, to assist in the building of a dog park at Animal Compassion Team of California's Fresno location. Numerous plants, trees, shrubs, benches, and tables were placed throughout the property. The park provides a natural outdoor environment where people interested in adopting a pet from this no-kill shelter can spend time interacting with the candidates before bringing one home. Mark L. … [Read more...]

2013 Frank H. Lang Scholarship To UC Hastings Law Student Joy Siu

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Joy Siu as the winner of the 2013 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00. Ms. Siu is currently a first-year law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (c/o 2015). She grew up in Stockton, California, until age 16, when she moved to Plano, Texas to further her career as a competitive figure skater. While in Texas, she completed her undergraduate … [Read more...]

Dog Park Build Event Supporting the Animal Compassion Team (“ACT”) on Saturday, May 18, 2013

Julie Butler has always loved animals. As a senior civil litigation paralegal with 25 years of experience, Julie has provided legal support in over 35 jury trials involving issues in business litigation, personal injury, elder abuse, family law, and railroad law, among other areas. Her dedication to the law is second only to her dedication as a mother of five children and six pets, including three dogs, two birds, and one fish. As a member of Lang, Richert & Patch’s 2013 Community Service … [Read more...]

“Save A Life” Community Service Project a Success

As a kick-off to Lang, Richert & Patch’s ("LRP") quarterly community service projects for 2013, the firm’s staff and attorneys hit the pavement selling Kids’ Day newspapers in Northwest Fresno on March 5, 2013. The firm sold hundreds of newspapers, proceeds of which go directly to support Children’s Hospital Central California, the second largest pediatric hospital in the state and the only pediatric specialty hospital in the Central Valley. Additionally, the partnership LRP formed with … [Read more...]